Designing Light

The development of a new lighting product is an in depth process that can span years. In the case of an illuminated handrail, that's exactly what happened, with the innovative product now available after two-and-a-half years in development...

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The development of a new lighting product is an in depth process that can span years. In the case of an illuminated handrail, that's exactly what happened, with the innovative product now available after two-and-a-half years in development. We spoke to Moth Light about the latest in lighting.

Like moths to a flame, the aptly named Moth Light team is made up of a group of designers and consultants who, according to founder Robin Campbell, ‘worship light’. “We’re obsessed with it. Light allows us to see, live and simply be,” he says.

 

Unique in New Zealand, Moth Light is an architectural lighting and design specialist, with founder Robin part of the Offspring Profiles product design team - a fact that sets them apart from other lighting designers and suppliers. Robin is also a director of Offspring Profiles which develops and manufactures a range of linear architectural lighting systems. Moth Light distributes and assembles the Offspring Profiles product range for the Lower North Island.

 

“The fact that I’m part of the product design team means we can offer true customisation. We don’t actually hold any finished products as such. What’s on our website are the base products, each of which are available in any length, colour or configuration,” Robin says. "As a result, every product we sell is made specifically for individual projects."

With a selection of around 30 base products, new products are continually being developed for the next thing in lighting innovation. The latest release is the culmination of more than two years of development in response to a common request: the desire to combine lighting and handrails.

 

As a wayfinding feature, this seems like an obvious detail but, surprisingly, it was not a product that was previously available, with the best solutions “hashed together” combinations of various existing products, Robin says.

 

“What Offspring Profiles hasdone is create a sleek and clever base product in an illuminated handrail that is unique in New Zealand. It was a really good design challenge, and, like the majority of our products was borne out of requests from the market.”

 

The illuminated handrails, known as Riche Rail 18, 20 and 26, are suitable for interior and exterior use, and for both residential and commercial settings.

 

“Richie Rail 26 has recently been supplied for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge. It’s a product that’s good at what it was designed to do: to get light into the right places.”

According to Robin, the Richie Rail series is being primarily specified into high-end residential homes and public spaces as a wayfinding pillar.

 

Moth Light is a specialist lighting supplier and consultancy based in Wellington. The team offer full lighting design, supply and manufacture for both residential and commercial projects as well as project management and coordination services for complex lighting installations.

 

If you’re based in Wellington, appointments can be made to check out Moth Light’s Kaiwharawhara studio, or have a look at some of their latest work on ArchiPro here.

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Designing Light

The development of a new lighting product is an in depth process that can span years. In the case of an illuminated handrail, that's exactly what happened, with the innovative product now available after two-and-a-half years in development...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team
0FC8CFBD-C43F-4180-85D1-CF38FD5869A7Created with sketchtool.
E160A899-8C92-47FF-BB31-6DB22BCEB5D9Created with sketchtool.

The development of a new lighting product is an in depth process that can span years. In the case of an illuminated handrail, that's exactly what happened, with the innovative product now available after two-and-a-half years in development. We spoke to Moth Light about the latest in lighting.

Like moths to a flame, the aptly named Moth Light team is made up of a group of designers and consultants who, according to founder Robin Campbell, ‘worship light’. “We’re obsessed with it. Light allows us to see, live and simply be,” he says.

 

Unique in New Zealand, Moth Light is an architectural lighting and design specialist, with founder Robin part of the Offspring Profiles product design team - a fact that sets them apart from other lighting designers and suppliers. Robin is also a director of Offspring Profiles which develops and manufactures a range of linear architectural lighting systems. Moth Light distributes and assembles the Offspring Profiles product range for the Lower North Island.

 

“The fact that I’m part of the product design team means we can offer true customisation. We don’t actually hold any finished products as such. What’s on our website are the base products, each of which are available in any length, colour or configuration,” Robin says. "As a result, every product we sell is made specifically for individual projects."

With a selection of around 30 base products, new products are continually being developed for the next thing in lighting innovation. The latest release is the culmination of more than two years of development in response to a common request: the desire to combine lighting and handrails.

 

As a wayfinding feature, this seems like an obvious detail but, surprisingly, it was not a product that was previously available, with the best solutions “hashed together” combinations of various existing products, Robin says.

 

“What Offspring Profiles hasdone is create a sleek and clever base product in an illuminated handrail that is unique in New Zealand. It was a really good design challenge, and, like the majority of our products was borne out of requests from the market.”

 

The illuminated handrails, known as Riche Rail 18, 20 and 26, are suitable for interior and exterior use, and for both residential and commercial settings.

 

“Richie Rail 26 has recently been supplied for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge. It’s a product that’s good at what it was designed to do: to get light into the right places.”

According to Robin, the Richie Rail series is being primarily specified into high-end residential homes and public spaces as a wayfinding pillar.

 

Moth Light is a specialist lighting supplier and consultancy based in Wellington. The team offer full lighting design, supply and manufacture for both residential and commercial projects as well as project management and coordination services for complex lighting installations.

 

If you’re based in Wellington, appointments can be made to check out Moth Light’s Kaiwharawhara studio, or have a look at some of their latest work on ArchiPro here.

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Moth Light

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Designing Light

The development of a new lighting product is an in depth process that can span years. In the case of an illuminated handrail, that's exactly what happened, with the innovative product now available after two-and-a-half years in development...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team
0FC8CFBD-C43F-4180-85D1-CF38FD5869A7Created with sketchtool.
E160A899-8C92-47FF-BB31-6DB22BCEB5D9Created with sketchtool.

The development of a new lighting product is an in depth process that can span years. In the case of an illuminated handrail, that's exactly what happened, with the innovative product now available after two-and-a-half years in development. We spoke to Moth Light about the latest in lighting.

Like moths to a flame, the aptly named Moth Light team is made up of a group of designers and consultants who, according to founder Robin Campbell, ‘worship light’. “We’re obsessed with it. Light allows us to see, live and simply be,” he says.

 

Unique in New Zealand, Moth Light is an architectural lighting and design specialist, with founder Robin part of the Offspring Profiles product design team - a fact that sets them apart from other lighting designers and suppliers. Robin is also a director of Offspring Profiles which develops and manufactures a range of linear architectural lighting systems. Moth Light distributes and assembles the Offspring Profiles product range for the Lower North Island.

 

“The fact that I’m part of the product design team means we can offer true customisation. We don’t actually hold any finished products as such. What’s on our website are the base products, each of which are available in any length, colour or configuration,” Robin says. "As a result, every product we sell is made specifically for individual projects."

With a selection of around 30 base products, new products are continually being developed for the next thing in lighting innovation. The latest release is the culmination of more than two years of development in response to a common request: the desire to combine lighting and handrails.

 

As a wayfinding feature, this seems like an obvious detail but, surprisingly, it was not a product that was previously available, with the best solutions “hashed together” combinations of various existing products, Robin says.

 

“What Offspring Profiles hasdone is create a sleek and clever base product in an illuminated handrail that is unique in New Zealand. It was a really good design challenge, and, like the majority of our products was borne out of requests from the market.”

 

The illuminated handrails, known as Riche Rail 18, 20 and 26, are suitable for interior and exterior use, and for both residential and commercial settings.

 

“Richie Rail 26 has recently been supplied for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge. It’s a product that’s good at what it was designed to do: to get light into the right places.”

According to Robin, the Richie Rail series is being primarily specified into high-end residential homes and public spaces as a wayfinding pillar.

 

Moth Light is a specialist lighting supplier and consultancy based in Wellington. The team offer full lighting design, supply and manufacture for both residential and commercial projects as well as project management and coordination services for complex lighting installations.

 

If you’re based in Wellington, appointments can be made to check out Moth Light’s Kaiwharawhara studio, or have a look at some of their latest work on ArchiPro here.

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